We have a pool of over 200 tutors waiting to help your child. Over 80% are qualified teachers, so they have an in-depth knowledge of their subject, the syllabus and the most effective teaching methods. Many have been heads of department, head teachers or examiners and all come with a wealth of experience and a great track record of success. All have been reference checked and have up-to-date DBS certificates.
Charles has a degree in Physics from the University of Manchester. Since graduating, he has been Head of Mathematics at two of London's leading preparatory schools. Before teaching in the classroom, he tutored for 6 years in London, preparing pupils for 11+, 13+ entrance exams and GCSEs. His New Mathematics programme increased 11+ examinations success by over 300%, and he also launched the ‘Kung Fu Maths’ programme. In 2011, Charles achieved a special commendation in a Government ISI report for the Mathematics department where he taught. An experienced and dynamic teacher with a natural teaching style, he can engage children with maths and reasoning, whatever their level. Charles runs very successful 11+ revision camps for Mentor, which focus on Maths, problem-solving and interview techniques.
Our daughter is good at Maths, but we want her to sit for the very competitive Dulwich schools – JAGS and Alleyn’s. Within 4 weeks Charles has made such a difference to her Maths and her ability to solve tricky questions and puzzles quickly.
Gavin holds a First Class Hons degree in History from University of London, and has a Master of Philosophy in Modern European History from the University of Cambridge. He has been a tutor for over 3 years with over 800 hours of experience and considerable success. Much of his work has involved preparing for entrance exams for London's leading private schools – 11+ to 13+. Currently he is working with several students preparing them for selective schools including Alleyn's, JAGS, St Paul's, KCS, Dulwich College and Putney High School. He is very experienced at exam preparation, interview techniques, and is always well prepared for his lessons.
I was predicted C at GCSE by a previous teacher, Gavin helped me to achieve an A*! He was very supportive and understanding giving detailed knowledge that helped build a better understanding overall. He was kind, patient and helped me greatly with exam technique.
A graduate in Classics from Oxford University, Thomas has significant tutoring experience in London, bringing a youthful presence and energy to the Mentor team. He is an organised and enthusiastic tutor who understands the importance of building a good rapport with students. Thomas has taught several pupils for 11+ preparation with excellent success and has helped many younger children with Maths and English, due to understanding the appropriate level for 7+ tuition. He aims for academic excellence whilst enthusing pupils in their subject. Excellent references and feedback from parents.
We appreciated Thomas’s efficiency and his ability to provide tailor-made lessons, gradually increasing the pace as my son’s level increased. My son increased his level dramatically, eventually earning an academic Scholarship at St Paul’s.
Camilla is a very bright First Class Honours English graduate from Newcastle University, with experience of tutoring pupils for English A level. Having just completed an MA in Creative Writing, she is looking to take on more tutor assignments as she has a natural talent for bringing out the best in people. In addition to this, she has participated in Master-level creative writing workshops. She is an exceptional choice for pupils in need of tutoring for English GCSE and A Level English, as she naturally inspires students to be creative and critical in their approach to their learning.
My daughter considers Camilla to be really smart and teaches really well! Also she is very nice. Would thoroughly recommend her.
Brett is a qualified English Language teacher with a BA Honours in French and Communications and over twenty years' experience teaching both abroad and in London. He has had phenomenal success as a tutor, possessing a wealth of tools and resources to make learning an efficient and enjoyable process. Brett specialises in helping pupils with their selective entrance exams for the 7+ and 11+ in terms of preparing for their English and Mathematics exams, amongst other subjects for the best North London schools. He has enjoyed a consistently high success rate at school entrance and public exam results. We Brett consider one of the very best teachers on our books for 7+ and 11+ 13+ admissions.
Brett tutored my daughter for her 11+ exam. He was reliable, well organised and had in-depth subject knowledge. He provided my daughter with techniques to enhance her performance in the exams and supplied us with resources that we could use at home. I would recommend Brett as a tutor.
Audrey is an exuberant English and Drama graduate with over 25 years' experience as a very successful 7+ & 11+ tutor. Her pupils have seen phenomenal success and some have gone on to achieve scholarships and bursaries at Dulwich College, JAGS, St. Dunstan's, Eltham College, Alleyn's, City of London School and Emanuel School amongst others. She loves tutoring and has a very intuitive and holistic approach to teaching as a result of having a high degree of cultural awareness. A successful acting career has enabled her to bring subjects to life and make learning entertaining, whilst helping with comprehension, skills, essay writing and exam technique. Numerous references from very happy families!
Audrey brings refreshing enthusiasm to my son's learning experience which is exactly what we needed. I feel we are in safe hands preparing for the upcoming exams. I can't fault Audrey!
Sarah has a First Class Hons degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and currently is working towards an MA in Directing & Teaching. A very charismatic and dynamic tutor, she is happy to teach GCSE, A-Level and IB English, as well as working on drama and any other essay-based subjects. She has been tutoring privately for a number of years, finding it both exciting and rewarding to work with pupils on their English skills, sharing her love of literature. She is a dedicated and passionate tutor, and this year her students enjoyed great success with all achieving 8/9 or A/A* grades in their GCSE English Literature and Language papers, surpassing their predicted grades. Sarah has experience of multiple exam boards.
Sarah provided tailor-made input to help my son understand the text and key exam techniques. Online was extremely convenient as lessons could be accommodated even late into the evenings with ease. I would highly recommend Sarah – my son achieved an A and A* in both his English GCSE papers.
Nicola is a very experienced qualified teacher with a PGCE in Mathematics. She has been working for over 17 years in both State and Independent Schools in the UK and Kenya. Nicola was Head of Mathematics at Hereward House School in Hampstead for 12 years where she prepared pupils in the Years 6-8 range for entrance exams as well as scholarship exams to local independent North London schools such as Highgate, UCS and Westminster. Before this Nicola worked in the secondary sector for schools such as William Ellis and St Michael's Catholic Grammar School in Finchley teaching mainly Years 7 -11.
Nicky is a fantastic tutor who has built up a wonderful rapport with my son, Louis, in a short period of time. Louis enjoys Nicky's teaching style and I'm really happy with the decision.